THE SATELLITE SHOW to launch during the Outsider Art Fair and Frieze
New York, April 23, 2014 — The 2014 Satellite Show―New York’s newest showcase for emerging and established artists will hold its inaugural edition from Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 11. This highly edited boutique fair offers visitors an opportunity to explore the ways in which works by contemporary artists and their unschooled, self-taught counterparts may engage in wildly exciting dialogues and provoke unexpected visual relationships. The Satellite Show offers a reprieve from the over-saturation of other New York art fairs held that weekend that feature huge venues with hundreds of exhibitors. Instead, Satellite showcases edgy, provocative works by several handpicked artists in highly curated spaces.
Admission to the Satellite Show will be free to the public, and each day will be filled with events designed to engage audiences, including “Day Drinking with Art,” “Street Art Sunday” and lectures addressing major themes reflected by the art on display in the show.
The Satellite Show’s founders are young and energetic art-world insiders. Art fair producer Emily Christensen, filmmaker Malcolm Hearn, entrepreneur Scott Ogden and art dealer Cara Zimmerman have teamed up to organize art fairs, host art exhibitions, sponsor lectures and concerts, and create participatory events that explore contemporary aesthetics and expand mainstream conceptions of the art world.
Emily Christensen will show new drawings by the Berlin-based artist Myriam Mechita, whose work was recently featured in “Body & Soul: New International Ceramics” at the Museum of Arts + Design, New York; meditative ink drawings by the self-taught artist Edward Kingsbury III; works on paper by the Philadelphia-based artist Laura Sallade; and ceramic works by KT Tierney who leads the organization Braddock Tiles with artist SWOON and collective Transfomazium. Christensen works with Sanford Smith + Associates as the director of well-known art fairs, including The Art Show and IFPDA Print Fair. She was director of the Outsider Art Fair from 2012 to 2013 and relocated the fair to Chelsea. Working independently, Christensen has organized exhibitions and creative fundraisers for artists and non-profits, and is currently events co-chair for Young Folk, the official, young supporters group of the American Folk Art Museum.
Cara Zimmerman Art will present works by the self-taught masters William Edmondson and the Philadelphia Wireman alongside new pieces by the renowned New York street artists Shin Shin and Wing. Zimmerman, a private art dealer and independent curator, represents works by a range of self-taught and contemporary artists. She previously served as executive director of the Foundation for Self-Taught Artists, in Philadelphia, and worked on special exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Projects on which she collaborated there included the 2013 exhibition “Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection” and its accompanying catalog.
A-S Contemporary is a gallery established by filmmaker Malcolm Hearn to present themes explored in his forthcoming film, “Without Art.” For its debut exhibition, A-S Contemporary will present “Breakdown,” an installation that considers what the end of contemporary art might look like and includes work by K-Hole and Albert Oehlen, and texts by Bernadette Corporation, dating from around 2001, which have never before been publicly displayed.
LAND (League Artists Natural Design) serves as both a studio and a gallery for artists with disabilities. At the Satellite Show, LAND will present works by Rudy Bansraj, Garrol Gayden, Kenya Hanley, Dean Millien and Michael Pellew.
MAKE/Make Skateboards, founded in 2010 by Scott Ogden, specializes in limited-edition, artist-designed skateboards and apparel, as well as original art. Make has produced boards by such artists as Jacob Kassay, Amy Granat, Erik Parker, Kenny Scharf, Peter Saul and Adolf Wölfli. Ogden and Parker co-curated “No Proud Bastards,” an exhibition of work by the self-taught artist Prophet Royal Robertson, which was presented at New York's White Columns Gallery in 2011. The New York Times review of the exhibition noted, “Looking at his (Robertson’s) work, you appreciate the sublime consistency of artists like Martín Ramírez or James Castle, but this in turn clarifies Robertson’s singular and noisome wildness, the volatile fusion of image, language and unvarnished emotion that he achieved.” Ogden is also the co-director, with Malcolm Hearn, of the film “Make” (2011; DVD released by Make Skateboards and Asthmatic Kitty records), which follows the lives and work of four American self-taught artists. At the Satellite Show, Make will display works by Hawkins Bolden, Michael Dotson, Ike Morgan and Andrew Ondrejcak.
In 1989, Bruce and Julie Webb founded the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas, after years of documenting and collecting the work of self-taught American artists. In addition to obsessively collecting, the Webbs regularly present lectures at and curate exhibitions for schools, universities and museums across the country. At the Satellite Show, they will present works by Hector Benavides, Tom Burelson, William Burroughs, Dan Higgs and Ike Morgan.
The Satellite Show
527 West 29th Street, 2nd floor
Show Dates and Times:
Weds, May 7: Media Preview, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Opening Party, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 8: 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 11: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
For further information on the fair and its participating exhibitors, please visit the Satellite Show’s website: